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H-Bomb Pioneer Teller Remembered as Brilliant, Complex

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H-Bomb Pioneer Teller Remembered as Brilliant, Complex

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H-Bomb Pioneer Teller Remembered as Brilliant, Complex

H-Bomb Pioneer Teller Remembered as Brilliant, Complex

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Physicist Edward Teller, often called the "father of the hydrogen bomb," dies at age 95. Teller spent much of his life defending nuclear weapons and helped convince President Ronald Reagan to launch the controversial Star Wars weapons program. NPR's David Kestenbaum talks to those who remember Teller.